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All reviews walled town plaza mayor train station the river hanging houses narrow streets couple of days great place to visit surrounding countryside eating places up hill tourist office casas colgadas on foot fantastic views hiking trails quaint shops
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit. Full of history and fantastic views once you reach the top of the town. You can drive to the top through the cobbled streets. There is plenty of parking at the top. It is free parking but you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a remarkable and historic place! We came across the footbridge from the Parador and spent several hours exploring the small streets of this city! We enjoyed the small shops and diners and really enjoyed the Plaza Mayor! Fascinating place to visit!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BonnieNimmo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our return tickets at Madrid Atocha station the day before our travel. We waited in a queue for about one and a half hours. Book early in the morning as there appeared to be only a short queue. The train travel in tourist...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rhonda J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

UNESCO World Heritage site and a housing location for many, the city is well-maintained and clean. Great restaurants at affordable prices. Take the bus (#1 or #2 to the plaza from new Cuenca below (about 1.50 Euro) if you don't want to walk. Good shopping...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kimmel173
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Woderful walk through centuries of history. Located in a hill [as many spanish towns], Cuenca has a beautiful view. Its cathedral is wonderful. You can make the walk in about 1.5 hours, don't forget to cross the bridge that takes you to the "casas colgantes".

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank luislopeznegron
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Amazing old town with a scary metal walkway to access. Is perched precariously above he new town. Not for the faint hearted. Explore the top of the town’s small alleyways. Looks like there are lovely hotels there as well.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank astropig
Reviewed May 5, 2019

Cobbled streets with colored houses, hanging houses, cathedrals, town hall etc. You can relax and strolling around.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CoraT85
Reviewed April 28, 2019

I love this town having spent a year here as a student. You could get a quick look in a couple of hours but you absolutely should stay overnight to see the gorge under lights and to be able to take time to walk or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicholas N
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Cuenca is just stunning. Well preserved hanging houses and historic center. Lovely Plaza Mayor and amazing views from many corners in town. Quaint shops and lots of cafes, restaurants and bars. Lovely gorges and rock formations. Impressive place. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank trvlbufChicago
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

I like to walk in this area because I can see the old but beautiful typical building of Cuenca. I can hear the sound of gurgling running water from the little river. The river itself has clear water and some wild happy ducks!

Date of experience: March 2019
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joannehartwell
July 6, 2017|
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Response from smudger190764 | Reviewed this property |
Thats the easiest way and will take about 10 minutes to the centre of old town! You can carry on going uphill for another 10 minutes though!
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dafajua
March 30, 2016|
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Response from andnobodyknows | Reviewed this property |
The hill only goes in one direction. So if you start at the top it will all be downhill from there. We started at the footbridge near the parador and took a trail through the valley that ended at the top of the old city... More
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coreco
July 18, 2015|
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Friday/Saturday only.
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